Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart, Dr.

Petra Eggenhofer Rehart

Wissenschaftliche Projektmitarbeiterin/ Project Researcher

University of Innsbruck School of Management

Human Resource Management & Employment Relations

Universitätsstraße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck

  +43 512 507 71455



Research Interests:

  • Careers (career aspirations, work values, vocational choice; career-related behaviour; career patterns and trajectories; career capital; career success; employability, job/career (in)security, unemployment; careers of migrants, men/women, younger/older employees)
  • Person perception and bias in HRM
  • Other research interests: Employment relations, psychological contract, organizational socialization, person-environment fit; organizational development and change; group dynamics, team performance

Work Experience:

  • since 06/2020: Post doc Research and Teaching Assistant, Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 03/2020-06/2020: External Lecturer, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • since 01/2020: Project Researcher, Institute of Human Resource Management & Employment Relations, University of Innsbruck 
  • since 11/2019: External lecturer, FH-Wien der WKW (University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication), Vienna   
  • 08/2019-06/2020: Post-doc Research and Teaching Assistant (maternity leave replacement), Institute of Human Resource Management, University of Graz
  • 05/2013-04/2019: Pre doc Research and Teaching Assistant, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business  
  • 2006-2009: External lecturer, HFH Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Munich,
  • 2005-2008: External lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
  • 2003-2004: External lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 2002-2008, 2009-2013: Self-employed consultant and researcher (Organisational Development and Change, Leadership/Team Development; Virtual/networked teams in Command and Control)
  • 2002-2008: Research Assistant, Institute for HR and Organizational Studies, Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany
  • 2000-2002: Management Consultant, Vienna


  • July 2019: Doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (with distinction), “Dr. rer. soc. oec.”
  • 1995-2001: Diploma in Psychology, University of Vienna (with distinction), “Mag. rer. nat.”

Teaching (since 2013):

  • “Change Management” (taught in English), FH Wien der WKW University of Applied Sciences, Center of International Education and Mobility
  • “#VOMperspectives”, WU Vienna, Specialization in Management and Organizational Behaviour“
  • Problemlösen und Zusammenarbeit in Gruppen”, WU Vienna, Specialization in Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • “Personal, Führung, Organisation”, WU Vienna, Study program Business Administration
  • “Teamentwicklung”, WU Vienna, Specialization in Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • “Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung”, FH Campus Wien University of Applied Sciences, Study program Advanced Integrative Health Studies


  • 2017: Career Division Best Symposium Award for presenter symposium “Refugees in Europe: Careers and labor market integration” (organized with Markus Latzke), Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, USA
  • 2016: Career Division Best Symposium Award Finalist for presenter symposium “Probing the antecedents and nature of career success” (organized with Peter Heslin), Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA
  • Gary F. Wheatley Best Paper Award Winner, “Team composition: Linking individual and team characteristics to team decision-making and performance” (with Reiner K. Huber, Jens Römer, Sebastian Schäfer), International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Bellevue, USA


Selected Publications: 

  • Gubler, M., Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Mandel, D., Mayrhofer, W., Andresen, M., Lehmann, P., Schleicher, N. & Schramm, F. (2020). Are teachers ‘same same but different’? – The meaning of career success across occupations. Teacher Development, 24 (1), 1-20.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2019). Karriereaspirationen, Karriereverlauf und Karriereerfolg – Eine kohortenvergleichende Panelstudie [Career aspirations, career trajectories and career success – a cohort sequential panel study]. Dissertation, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • Andresen, M., et al. (2019). Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies’ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior. Forthcoming in Human Resource Management Journal.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. M., Latzke, M., Pernkopf, K., Zellhofer, D., Mayrhofer, W. & Steyrer, J. (2018). Refugees’ career capital welcome? Afghan and Syrian refugee job seekers in
    Journal of Vocational Behavior, 105, 31-45.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Heinrich, M., Latzke, M., & Schmidt, A. (2015). Gruppen in Organisationen: im Spannungsfeld von Stabilität und Dynamik. In W. Mayrhofer, G. Furtmüller, & H. Kasper (Hrsg.), Personalmanagement – Führung – Organisation (S. 111-146). Wien: Linde International.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2014). Karriere-Erfolg von Entrepreneurs: Eine psychologische und soziale Perspektive [Career success of entrepreneurs: A psychological and social perspective]. Career Services Paper, 12, 93-112.
  •  Sackmann, S. A., Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. M. & Friesl, M. (2009). Sustainable change: Long-term efforts toward developing a learning organization. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(4), 521-549.


Selected Conference Presentations: 

  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Mayrhofer, W., & Schiffinger, M. (2019). Career aspirations and work values in transition: Macro-economic, socialization and life course effects. Presented at Herbstworkshop der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Personal, Neubiberg, Germany, 12-13 September 2019.
  • Heslin, P., Mayrhofer, W., Schiffinger, M., Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Latzke, M., Reichel, A., Steyrer, J., & Zellhofer, D. (2019). Still relevant? An updated meta-analysis of classic career success predictors. Presented at the 79th Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 9-13 August 2019.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., & Schiffinger, M. (2016). Things will never be the same again?
    Career prospects before and after the onset of the Great Recession – a multi-level perspective. Presented at the 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, 05-09 August 2016.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Mayrhofer, W., & Schiffinger, M. (2016). Perceived employability and the Great Recession: Effects of the macro-economic context. Presented at the 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy, 07-09 July 2016.


Selected Popular Science, Practitioner-Oriented and Miscellaneous Publications:

  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Latzke, M. & Mayrhofer, W. (2016). Macht Erfolg glücklich – oder Glück erfolgreich? Punktum, März 2016. Schweizerischer Berufsverband für Angewandte Psychologie.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2016). Macht Gründen glücklich? ZBP Karrieremagazin, März 2016, 16.
  • Latzke, M., Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Mayrhofer, W. (2015). Karrieren im Wandel – Empirische Befunde. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, Dezember 2015.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. & Schiffinger, M. (2015). Steiler, höher, gleicher? Gehaltsentwicklung von WU-Absolvent/inn/en. ZBP Karrieremagazin, Juni 2015, 22-23.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2014). Wer schnell billig kauft, kauft teuer. Der Standard,05.2014.
  • Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2014). Start up, be happy! Sind Selbstständige glücklicher? Der Standard,02.2014.
  • Boppert, J. & Eggenhofer-Rehart, P. (2009). Change to lean. Business+Logistic, Oktober 2009, 16-19.



  • European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)


Full CV (Stand 09/2020)


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